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Undergraduate Programs of Study

Note: Program requirements are subject to change. Advising and program information provided on this website is for general information and guidance only. It does not constitute a contract, either expressed or implied, and is subject to revision at the University’s discretion. Students should be further aware that additional licensure and certification requirements may be imposed by outside licensing or accrediting agencies even after a plan of study has been approved or after a student has entered a professional program. A plan of study may be subject to revision to reflect such additional requirements.

Requirements of Majors and Minors in the Department - from the Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14, scroll down as appropriate

Majors (in the order they appear in the catalog)

Minors (in the order they appear in the catalog)

  • English (18 credits)
  • Writing (18 credits)
  • Writing for Teachers (for Secondary Education English majors only, 18 credits)
  • Journalism (21 credits)
  • Cinema Studies (18 credits)
  • Creative Writing (18 credits)
  • Descriptive Linguistics (21 credits)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, 21 credits)
  • Language and Computation (24 credits)  New Flyer!
  • Complementary Subject Matter - Linguistics, Writing (18 credits each)


General Pre-requisite:

  ENG 110 is a pre-requisite for all other courses in the English Department, except ENG 099, ESL 108 and 109.

Courses in Fall 2014 that fulfill English Area Requirements

British Literature

Pre-1798                                                   Post-179

220: Shakespeare                                                        358: Reading the Great War

333: English Renaissance                                            458.70: Jane Austen

398.01: Love in the Middle Ages                                  458.01: Milton and Wordsworth

458.01: Milton and Wordsworth                                   487: 20th-Century British Drama

461: Shakespeare: Major Comedies

American Literature

Pre-1865                                                   Post-186

341: American Renaissance                                       343: Modern American Literature

449.01:  Nathaniel Hawthorne                                     345: Modern African-American Literature                          

449.02: James Fenimore Cooper                                 398.03: William Faulkner

489: Poe at the Movies                                                398.02: Contemporary Amer. Short Story

                                                                                    448: American Women Playwrights

                                                                                    449.03: Hemingway

                                                                                    489: Poe at the Movies

World Literature
367: Global Novel
398.70: Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina
488: Obscenity and Aesthetics

Literature Electives
Any of the above 

Note: Students who declared the English BA major after Spring 2012 may use one of the following courses as a Literature Elective:

ENG 372: Creative Writing: Fiction II                      ENG 374: Creative Writing: Poetry II

ENG 375: Creative Nonfiction II                             ENG 401: Advanced Composition

ENG 483: Advanced Creative Nonfiction              ENG 484: Advanced Fiction Workshop

ENG485: Advanced Poetry Workshop



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